Hay guys, thanks for this discussion/after-party thread! I haven’t watched the series since it first came out, so I plan to do a re-watch every week.
Ep 1: I forgot how groundbreaking this episode was! It really sets the stage for the rest of the season in an excellent way. I believe this is the first Batman-related media to be so violent, headlining a villain, and also a comedy. It’s a very unique blend of features. Initially when watching this show I was kind of ehh about it because they aren’t using the “classic” interpretations of the characters, more like silly versions. But I let that go, because it’s the style of the show to be silly. It reminds me of Teen Titans Go! in that aspect, they are “lighter” versions of the characters but this show goes the extra mile and caters to adults instead of children. Harley’s fans as children who are now adults will understand that this show is good for her.
Ep 2: First appearance of Kite Man, annoying as ever! The other villains in this also annoy me with their one-dimensional characterization, but it doesn’t bother me too much because there’s so many characters and limited time to spend on them. I love how Ivy is admittedly a human-hater but she still cares enough to save the tree-boys. There would be no other way to show a grown woman kissing 12-13 year old boys in any other situation This show clearly gives zero cares about propriety.
Ep 3: Harley gets a crew! Before this show, I was not very familiar with Dr Psycho but I knew about Clayface from stuff with Batman villains in general. This version is definitely the sweetest version of Clayface we’ve seen so far All he wants is to be an actor, how could he even do crimes?! Ivy did say “I love you” to Harley, but it was treated as platonic Also before doing a bit of research I thought this show came up with putting the Queen of Fables in the US tax code manual, but I’ve come to find out that was literally in the comics I think all the random stuff this show managed to fit into these episodes is really special, lol.